While their finance and analytical skills are highly valued, the interviewees in this INTHEBLACK eBook say volunteering has challenged them to think in new ways and draw on strengths they didn’t know they had.
Mimi Gian CPA is the driving force behind Malaysia's biannual Pink Wig-a-thon charity run.
Professor Carolyn Cordery FCPA is an expert in the accounting and accountability of not-for-profit organisations, and explains what drives her research and where the sector is headed.
Glenn Scott FCPA uses his expertise to support the growth of NFPS. He also sits on the board of two organisations that share his passion for making a difference: Anglican Overseas Aid and Library for All.
Equally passionate about his accounting career and his voluntary work, Chad Stead FCPA is excited about combining the two to help marginalised students.
Sabrina Lai CPA decided to help provide food to people in need in Malaysia, and one event has taken her into leadership roles as a volunteer.
As the first professional accountant, Kaveen Bachoo CPA redesigned the financial and reporting systems, simplifying and streamlining to get at the financial health of the organisation.
Joey Kee CPA is the driving force behind turning an overgrown space into a community-owned edible garden.
Accounting for International Development (AfID) is a UK-based social enterprise launched a decade ago by Neil Jennings. It enables accounting volunteers to take their skills abroad.
Daniel Vankov ASA and Warren Walker CPA met at the Rotary Club of Brisbane, where they now work to help disadvantaged youth.
David Harris CPA, president of the board of food charity Fareshare, finds his CPA Australia education and expertise invaluable in his volunteering role.
Why would you work for a not-for-profit or charity? How does it compare with for-profit organisations? Three CPA Australia members share their insights.
When Frank Barta FCPA and his wife Rosey called into an orphanage during a visit to India, he had no idea it would change his life. This is their story.
Cairns accountant Daniela Marsh CPA and her team literally go the long way around when raising money for cancer research - over 250 kilometres on foot. This is their story.
Giving charity schemes a second look: A review of the ACNC, Australia’s charities and not-for-profits regulator, calls for a national scheme for the charity sector.
Leo Tutt FCPA received Order of Australia membership for his charity work helping people with diabetes.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of sporting clubs and community organisations, but how often does someone put their hand up to help them? Enter TidyHQ, which is gaining traction with larger member-based organisations such as the Australian Football League (AFL) and the Law Society of NSW.
Gary Nugent FCPA's breadth of philanthropy knows no bounds, selflessing dedicating his time to the charitable endeavours of football champions and Nobel Prize winners alike.
An urge to make a difference drew Penelope James CPA to a permaculture project in Kenya, where her accounting skills helped build financial management and confidence.
From the political struggles of Colombia to the joys of working in a Melbourne toy library, Luisa Diaz-Zeledon ASA has seen a lot in the past decade. Now, with a part-time role at Anglicare Victoria, she has enrolled in the CPA Program.